UC Student Regent

What Does a Student Regent Do?

As one of 26 members of the Board of Regents, the Student Regent represents the needs of one of the most important stakeholder groups students as well as the interests of the entire UC community and the people of California.

The Student Regent serves a two-year term, including the first year as a non-voting "regent-designate" and the second year as a full voting member of the board. The Board of Regents meets six times a year, every other month, in two-day meetings.

Does a Student Regent get paid?

Student Regents receive payment for two years of tuition. They also receive a complete working staff, free parking on any UC campus and reimbursement for travel expenses for any regent tours or meetings.

How do I apply?

The application for the 2017-18 Student Regent is on the web and all students currently enrolled at a UC campus are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2017.  Applicants must submit a completed and signed application, a current resume, and an essay as described on the application form.  Materials should be emailed to Regents Analyst Clare Sheridan at [email protected] AND also to the applicant's campus Student Regent coordinator Jennifer Rosko at [email protected].

What happens during the recruitment process?

The UC Office of the Secretary and the Chief of Staff revise and distribute a new application each year for the regent recruitment process that usually begins in January. After applications are received in late February, the Regional Nominating Commissions begin interviewing applicants.

The Secretary and Chief of Staff's Office forwards the applications for 10 semifinalists to UCSA in early April. The UCSA Board of Directors selects three Student Regent finalists and sends their names to the Secretary and Chief of Staff.

Three finalists are interviewed in May by the Regents' Special Committee.. The Special Committee submits its nominee to the Board of Regents no later than The Regents' July meeting, at which time the Student Regent is appointed. That person immediately begins serving as Student Regent-designate and is invited to participate in deliberations of The Regents but without a vote. The following July, the Student Regent begins his or her term as a voting member of the Board!

Application due via email
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Applications reviewed by Regional Nominating Commission Saturday, March 18, 2017
Interviews conducted by Regional Nominating Commissions at UC Berkeley and UC Irvine; 10 semifinalists selected Saturday, April 8, 2017
Ten semifinalists interviewed by the Board of Directors of the University of California Student Association at UC San Francisco Friday, May 5, 2017
Three finalists interviewed by The Regents’ Special Committee to Select a Student Regent May 2017
Student Regent Appointed by the Board of Regent July 2017